We recommend the critically acclaimed documentary Inside Job about how changes in banking practices and economic policy led to the financial crisis in late 2000s. Inside Job won the Oscar for best documentary in 2010. This is a film about greed and irresponsibility run amok.
Pope Francis recently said, about the worldwide financial and economic crisis discussed in this film:
“The crisis seems to highlight . . . above all the gravely deficient human perspective, which reduces man to one of his needs alone, namely, consumption. Worse yet, human beings themselves are nowadays considered as consumer goods which can be used and thrown away. We have started a throw-away culture. This tendency is seen on the level of individuals and whole societies; and it is being promoted! In circumstances like these, solidarity, which is the treasure of the poor, is often considered counterproductive, opposed to the logic of finance and the economy. While the income of a minority is increasing exponentially, that of the majority is crumbling. This imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good. A new, invisible and at times virtual, tyranny is established, one which unilaterally and irremediably imposes its own laws and rules.”
Watch the trailer for Inside Job here: